mac mini 2009 problem

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by alekspasov, Mar 12, 2014.

  1. alekspasov macrumors newbie

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    Hi,

    I have a mac mini from 2009 and recently it started having problem booting up. It got to the point where when i start to turn it on, a bar appears that start filling up. The bar never fully loads up and the mini turns off again.

    I dont have a mac keyboard, so im not sure how to run disk utility or what to do in general.

    Any advice?? Thank you a lot.
     
  2. bax2003 macrumors 6502a

    bax2003

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    First thing you can do when Mac boots is backup. Then erase your hard drive and reinstall OS.
     
  3. blanka macrumors 68000

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    First thing to try is run a combo update. Clean install is kind of rough.
     
  4. Jambalaya macrumors 6502a

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    Borrow a mac keyboard so you can try and cmd-R boot ?
     
  5. brand macrumors 601

    brand

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    That can be done with any keyboard.
     
  6. blanka macrumors 68000

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    Cmd-R is only usable if you did a Lion or later install on the Mini. This one came with Snow, and if you still run that the Combo update is the thing to check. Command-R won't work then.
     

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